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  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Singsby Maya Angelou; Oprah Winfrey

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 7.99

    Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide.   Sent by their mother to... more...

  • To Kill A Mockingbirdby Harper Lee

    Random House 2014; US$ 11.27

    'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.' Voted the most life changing book by a female author. A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem... more...

  • Wallace Stevensby James Longenbach

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 77.99

    Wallace Stevens the poet and Wallace Stevens the insurance executive: for more than one critical generation it has seemed as if these two men were unacquainted--that Stevens was a poet who existed only in the rarefied world of language. However, the idea that Stevens lived a double life, the author maintains, is misleading. This compelling book uncovers... more...

  • Nineteenth-Century American Fiction on Screenby R. Barton Palmer

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 32.00

    This 2007 book is an illustrated survey of the important films based on, or inspired by, nineteenth-century American fiction. more...

  • Interrogating Popular Cultureby Stacy Takacs

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    Interrogating Popular Culture: Key Questions offers an accessible introduction to the study of popular culture, both historical and contemporary. Beginning from the assumption that cultural systems are dynamic, contradictory, and hard to pin down, Stacy Takacs explores the field through a survey of important questions, addressing: Definitions:... more...

  • Reconstructing Womanhoodby Hazel V. Carby

    Oxford University Press 1987; US$ 59.99

    A cultural history of the work of nineteenth-century black women writers, this volume traces the emergence of the novel as a forum for political and cultural reconstruction, examining the ways in which dominant sexual ideologies influenced the literary conventions of women's fiction, and reassessing the uses of fiction in American culture. Carby revises... more...

  • American Renaissanceby F. O. Matthiessen

    Oxford University Press 1968; US$ 54.99

    Book 1 From Emerson to Thoreau. Book 2 Hawthorne. Book 3 Melville. Book 4 Whitman more...

  • Tears of Rageby Shelly Brivic

    LSU Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    In this provocative study, Shelly Brivic presents the history of the twentieth-century American novel as a continuous narrative dialogue between white and black voices. Exploring four of the most renowned and challenging works written between 1930 and 1990 -- William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!, Richard Wright's Native Son, Thomas Pynchon's V., and... more...

  • William Faulkner, William James, and the American Pragmatic Traditionby David H. Evans

    LSU Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    In William Faulkner, William James, and the American Pragmatic Tradition, David H. Evans pairs the writings of America's most intellectually challenging modern novelist, William Faulkner, and the ideas of America's most revolutionary modern philosopher, William James. Though Faulkner was dubbed an idealist after World War II, Evans demonstrates that... more...

  • Faulkner's Imperialismby Taylor Hagood

    LSU Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    In Faulkner's Imperialism, Taylor Hagood explores two staples of Faulkner's world: myth and place. Using an interdisciplinary approach to examine the economic, sociological, and political factors in Faulkner's writing, he applies postcolonial theory, cultural materialism, and the work of the New Southernists to analyze the ways myth and place come... more...